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Sharing Eid Traditions Through Children’s Books

Since last year’s #WeNeedDiverseBooks grassroots campaign, the publishing world has been forced to take a hard look at some key statistics. With children being the most impressionable and books making such a strong impact in their lives, parents and educators are making an effort to ensure the books their children read represent people and stories from all around the world.

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BHARAT BABIES!

Looking for age appropriate books about our rich Indian heritage? With vocabulary and illustrations that children will understand? Well look no further folks, because Bharat Babies does just that!

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Amal’s Eid – Children’s Book Review

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing a children’s book titled: Amal’s Eid. It is written by Amy Maranville with illustrations by Joshua Stevens. It is a wonderful little story describing the cultural traditions of a Muslim-Bengali family celebrating Ramadan and Eid. These traditions are told through the perspective of a young boy named Amal, who is excited to celebrate his favourite holiday, Eid-ul-Fitr.

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BHARAT BABIES GIVEAWAY!

There are a few things that you just don’t notice until you have kids; like how hard it is to make mom friends, how much poop a little person can really produce, and how every kid has the same books on their bookshelf. As for the poop problem, there’s not too much we can do about it. The amazing team at Hello Mamas is busy tackling the first problem, while another local Boston mama is busy tackling the last one.

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What Happened When I Took Mindy Kaling’s Advice

From Tamil Culture I have been reading to my son since the day he was born. I remember he would look up at me, only a few days old, eyes-wide, listening to the words so intently. He has heard stories from me, his father, his grandparents, his loving uncles, and so many more. No matter what the activity or tantrum, all would come to a halt for story time. In a cross-continent move, we picked up our four-month old and headed to San Francisco. We hadn’t even finished unpacking when I realized that with our family and friends, we had also...

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